Day 5. St-Jean de Laur to Bach.
Well rested after that night in the quiet gite Mas de Jantille.
After good breakfast, we are ready to go. No rain ! Every morning it is easier to get organized . By 8:30 we are on the trail. This day is not going to be so long, only 20km.
Luckily we arrive in a place where there is a bench. I don’t think we walk very fast but at 2:30 pm we are in Bach.
We see that the gite ( where we had planned to stay that night) is not open yet. So we walk some more to get to the village. We find the church ( open) and a bench. Actually my feet are sore and I am more than happy to sit down.
To make a long story short. When we go back to the gite at 3 pm and ring the bell, we do not get a very nice welcome.
I am rather surprised. It looked like they had forgotten about my reservation. I knew they had confirmed with me ( via email) that they would be having a bed for us on that day but I couldn’t show the message on my cellular as I don’t have connection to prove that . I started to think I made a mistake. What I did not understand is that most pilgrims do not book ahead and this gite did not have a sign that said closed. They had other plans for the night and were not willing to accommodate us. With this attitude from the owners, we were surprised. I looked in my book ( Miam Miam Dodo) and saw there was another gite in the town. The lady called and we got the OK that we could go. It was a bit outside the town (maybe one more km) so when we arrived we were more than happy to relax.
The lady was not there yet but the door was open. She arrived shortly after us and we discuss about the dinner. I was happy that she did not mind to prepare something simple for us. Everywhere we could we liked to take the demie-pension ( dinner, bed and breakfast). Once again, we were the only 2 pilgrims in this gite. Relais Arc-en-Ciel was a bit old but the lady was very nice . That day was a good lesson for us as we never know what could happen on the way.
Later that night, I found the message with the confirmation for the first gite ( Grange St-Jacques), so I followed up with the lady to tell her it was her mistake and not mine.
After dinner, we needed to sleep and get ready for a longer day. It will be the story for next week.
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